Gino Severini officially joined the Futurist movement in 1910. However, his interest in the machines that were a favorite subject of many other Futurist artists quickly waned, and he chose to express Futurist theories utilizing other subject matter, such as dancers in cafés and political conflict. In 1916, Severini detached himself from the Futurist movement to join Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, and Juan Gris in exploring the visual possibilities of Cubism. He was most interested in their experimentations with collage and the incorporation of found imagery. Severini became an important link between artists working in France and those in Italy, and by 1920 he began dividing his time between Paris and Rome.